Saturday, August 24, 2013

Pink (Yarn) Saturday

In the last month of work people asked me what I would do once I retired. I had a number of things in mind -- primarily exercise and blogging -- but most people looked at me as though I had two heads when I said I wanted to blog. I then came up with a new response that was true, but not the top of my list. I told people I wanted to learn to crochet and write a novel. I've started an outline for a novel -- pretty amazing, but true -- but I haven't done anything about learning to crochet. The thought of touching wool in the summer was beyond me. I know people knit and crochet in warm weather, but it wasn't for me.

The other day I was at Michael's and the idea of crocheting came back to me. I was transfixed in the yarn aisle. Sensible me thinks I should make a scarf or hat in a sensible color, with sturdy wool. Something like this...

But fun me fell in love with this pretty pink yarn...


...and especially this pretty pink yarn. 

I'm not quite sure what to make with this, but I love the soft, sweet colors. Any suggestions, dear crafty crocheting blog friends?

I definitely got inspired to take the crocheting lessons I've been thinking about. Someone's going to look pretty in pink. 

Happy to join Pink Saturday once again for some blogging fun. It's been a nice Saturday in Buttercupland. I went to services this morning and had a great time catching up with friends I hadn't seen much of this summer. I'm almost inspired to entertain over the upcoming holidays. I enjoyed lunch with a blog buddy and happily blog visited this evening. I even found a few new blogs -- to me -- that look terrific.  

Wishes for a fun Sunday!

8 comments:

Maggid said...

So MUCH to choose from . . .
So Many opportunities . . .
Lovely!

Shavous Tov,
-g-

TARYTERRE said...

My daughters know how to crochet. I paid for lessons for them when they were younger. It's a wonderful pastime.

Mevely317 said...

I was just wondering the other day about your proposed novel, Carol! So glad to read you're taking the initial steps.

Like knitting, I've toyed with the idea of crochet for more years than I want to count. But being a left-handed, hopelessly UNcoordinated sort, it never took. Think I've finally dismissed the idea.... one can only take so much rejection - lol!

I'm looking forward to seeing your first pink creation! Hope the process brings you lots of pleasure!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope you find somewhere to take lessons you'll enjoy it and once you start looking for patterns you 'll find so many ideas for making something, it'll be hard to choose. I knit a lot in the winter when staying inside more. I do both but enjoy knitting more.

Grammy Staffy said...

I have been making scarves like crazy as of late. In fact I'm almost finished with one made out of the very same pink sashay yarn that is in your first pink pic. They are very easy to make and pretty ....but the are knit. Have fun creating. Hugs, Lura

Melinda said...

I think a scarf out of that would be perfect for you. It would keep
you warm on a cold New York day.

:)

Susie said...

Buttercup, those yarns look so soft. I don't know if I could crochet with those little bumps of yarn. I wish you much luck getting into it. Some people love it so much...cause you can do it and watch tv too. :):) xoxo,Susie

Theresa said...

My Niece made me a scarf for Christmas out of the PomPom yarn:) I LOVE it! Can't wait to see what you make! Have a blessed week dear friend, HUGS!